London Midland is planning to run a full service tomorrow (Thursday 23 February) as storm Doris moves across the country.
The train operator runs 1,298 services a day from London to Liverpool and across the West Midlands. The Met Office has warned that storm Doris will hit the UK on Thursday bringing wind with gusts expected to reach 60-70 mph in central England. During these times travel may be difficult and London Midland is advising rail users to expect disruption. Trains may have to run at reduced speed meaning fewer services and damage to infrastructure could occur. During this time some journeys will take longer to complete.
London Midland’s passenger services director, Tom Joyner, said “The advice is check before you set out, allow more time and travel as early as you can. We will do our part by moving as many people as we can as long as the conditions allow us to run trains.”
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Since 2007, London Midland has been providing train services to and from London in the south, to Birmingham in the Midlands and Liverpool in the north-west. Over 70 million passenger journeys a year are made using on the network and London Midland manages 150 stations and operates 1,300 services a day.
London Midland is owned by Govia, the partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis. Govia is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for nearly 30 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail companies, GTR (which includes Gatwick Express services), Southeastern and London Midland. Further information on Govia is available at www.govia.info
London Midland has won a range of awards, including Best Local Transport Integration, five Rail Business Awards for marketing, public relations and customer information, five Golden Spanner Awards for Engineering, three IOIC awards for internal communication and three Railstaff Awards for Outstanding Customer Service, Lifesaving and Charity Work.
In 2013 London Midland was awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Silver Award and been awarded the 5 Star award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in 2014.